A photograph of the outside of the b-side project space on Portland exhibitiing large colourful posters created by Portland residents


77 Fortuneswell

The latest posters to go up are by Portland residents Ian Dyke and Charlie Pascoe

During the lockdown, many people have been rekindling their love of making - baking, sewing, painting, drawing and crafting we want to celebrate and showcase this, and make sure that everyone can still engage with b-side's creative programme despite the current closure of our project space and postponement of the Festival this year.

Outpost project space is in Fortuneswell, Portland and has huge street-level windows - it makes the perfect safe social distancing exhibition space. Following an overwhelming response to our call out to Portland residents to show us their creativity we have a fantastic visual archive of Portland Lockdown creative talent.

Ian Dyke has been working on an environmental art project for Plastic Free Portland,  using the mythical gods of earth and sea, Gaia and Neptune, to illustrate nature's response to the destructive invasion of plastic in their precious world.

Charlie Pascoe uses drawing to help her cope with her illness and periods of being at home, she focuses on the beauty she finds in even the smallest of creatures.

I've been training for lockdown for years! I've got a Connective Tissue Disorder, (HEDS,) so am regularly stuck at home anyway.  Painting is my escape. I want my art to feel uplifting and positive, so I focus on the beauty and colour all around us, even in the smallest creatures. 

Charlie Pascoe

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